Congress Approves One Week Funding Bill for DHS!

Congress passed a stop-gap funding bill, late Friday night, (2/27/15) funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one more week. This temporary funding is set to run out at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, (3/6/15).

The House tried earlier on Friday to pass a three week temporary funding bill but it was voted down, which was a surprise to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. It was reported that some House Republicans voted against it because it failed to remove funding for President Obama’s executive actions on Immigration (11/20/14). Some House Democrats voted against it for not funding DHS through the end of the fiscal year.

Source of Information:
DenverPost.com, 2/27/15, Article:
Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security

Related Link:
WSJ.com, 3/2/15, Article:
Q&A: What Happens if DHS Funding Runs Out?